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EU Biocidal Products Regulation BPR 528/2012

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15.05.2018 -
EU Rregulation on biocides
The EU Regulation on biocides no.528 / 2012, which replaces the Biocides Directive 98/8 / EC, concerns the market introduction and the use of biocides and articles treated with biocides, in order to protect humans, animals, of materials and buildings while destroying harmful organisms, such as bacteria or insects, with active substances of the biocidal product.
All biocidal products require an authorization before they can be placed on the market and the active substances contained in these biocides must be approved even prior. e. to render harmless or to prevent the action or to exercise other control effect on any harmful organism by chemical or biological means ".
The directions of the Regulation are based on the precautionary principle and aim to improve the functioning of the biocides market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for man and the environment. The protection of particularly endangered categories are subject of particular attention.

The BPR Biocide Regulation no. 528/2012 regulates:
  • the establishment at Union level of a list of active substances which may be used in biocidal products;
  • the authorization of biocidal products;
  • the mutual recognition of authorizations within the Union;
  • the making available on the market and the use of biocidal products within one or more Member States or the Union;
  • the placing on the market of treated articles.
Since October 2016, all wood preservatives placed on the market must be registered.

From 2011 to the present, the active substances contained in the wood preservatives have been controlled one after another, and in April 2014, it was also the case with permethrin, which is intended to protect wood from wood-destroying insects. Not all manufacturers have decided to register their wood preservation products. The non-registered products had to be taken off the market by October 2016.

Amonn has registered 5 wood preservatives according to BPR.

Lignex Aquadefend, Lignex Defend, Lignex Basic BPIv, Hydrogrund Plus and Aqualignex I are AMONN brand products that are registered biocides in the wood perservative category. All products comply with EU regulations and are tested regarding their effectiveness according to EN 599.
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